Domestic violence seen as rising during COVID-19 lockdown

The research team, led by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), consists of a group of experts in applying mathematics who interpret and make sense of police crime data. The researchers predict that the incidence of domestic violence should gradually decrease as people return to their normal routines, but would likely increase again if there is a second wave of COVID-19 infections that prompts new stay-at-home orders. … The study’s co-authors include Drs. Andrea Bertozzi, UCLA professor of mathematics and director of applied mathematics … and George Tita, professor of criminology, law and society, and urban planning and public policy at UC Irvine.